Lorenzo Robert Savage III


Rob has dedicated his life to serving and protecting the lives of others from the moment that he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement as a graduate from the University of Virginia.


As a native of Herndon, Virginia, he began his law enforcement career in 1988 employed by the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department as a uniformed patrol officer in the Mason District and West Springfield District Stations and subsequently as an honors intern for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A few years later, he elevated his career aspirations.

Rob earned a highly coveted position with the United States Secret Service (USSS) in 1993 as a special agent assigned to the Washington Field Office, providing protection to four Presidents. His meritorious service in the USSS has not only inspired many but has been highly decorated with awards such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award of Excellence for his position as National Special Security Event (NSSE) Coordinator during 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Hawaii – the 38th NSSE attended by 21 World Leaders including the US President. Other honorable appointments include:


  • Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division 2004-2006
  • Assistant Inspector – Inspection Division 2006-2007
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Las Vegas Field Office 2007-2010
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Dignitary Protective Division 2010-2012
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Los Angeles Field Office 2012-2014.

His assignment as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge saw him rise steadily to the peak of his career. By 2015, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service, as the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office – the third largest of the Secret Service’s 42 field offices. Here, he successfully oversaw all Secret Service protective, investigative and intelligence investigations, including tactical operations and administrative programs, ensuring optimal security and safety levels for the Los Angeles area.

After his retirement from the United States Secret Service in April 2018, Rob decided to extend his expertise of over 25 years in the USSS to the corporate sector. As a CEO for a private security company, he quickly realized the shortcomings of the current security models and set out to reinvigorate and elevate the golden standard of executive protection. Being a tried, tested and trusted expert security professional, Rob epitomized his passion for serving and protecting people and founded Savage III, Inc.

Accomplishments & Special Assignments

  • Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition by U.S. Representative Karen Bass, 2015
  • President Pro Tempore, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye Commendation, 2012
  • President George W. Bush Certificate of Appreciation, 2003
  • S. Secret Service Exemplary Performance Award, 2004–2016

ASSISTANT TO SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, Presidential Protective Division 2004–2006


  • Directed daily inner perimeter security operations ensuring inviolable last line of defense for the President at the White House as well as domestic and foreign trips to hostile regions
  • Provided strong leadership to USSS Special Agents, Officers, and technicians in hostile and stressful environments
  • Worked alongside the President of the United States while conducting sensitive government business with officials, industry leaders, and foreign heads of state; took decisive action as warranted in emergency situations to protect the President
  • Accompanied President George W. Bush on the most extensive visit by any President into areas where terrorists openly operate, including Kabul, Afghanistan; Islamabad, Pakistan; and New Delhi, India in 2005.

SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, Los Angeles Field Office 2015–2018


  • Led USSS protective, investigative, protective intelligence investigations, tactical operations, and administrative programs maintaining optimal security and safety for 3rd largest of 42 field offices.
  • Earned increasing responsibility, starting as Assistant Special Agent in Charge, then Deputy Special Agent in Charge, and finally Senior Executive Service Special Agent in Charge
  • Developed strategic policies/programs for Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force with 66 investigators from 14 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to ensure cyber-forensic examinations and network intrusion investigations were properly conducted
  • Approved all operational security plans for LA area visits of Presidential Protective Division, Vice Presidential Protective Division, Dignitary Protective Division, Secretary of Treasury and Homeland Security protective detail, former President and First Lady protective details
  • Built/maintained strong relationships with heads of government, members of Congress, Governor, mayors, business leaders, global agencies, and security leaders worldwide
  • Developed collaborative cybersecurity initiatives between key federal, state, local, private sector, and academic stakeholders
  • Led formulation of Cyber Security Framework for City of Los Angeles while on detail to the Office of the Mayor; brokered cyber intelligence sharing agreement between National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center and LA Cyber Intrusion Command Center; facilitated commencement of DHS Cyber Resiliency Assessment Program for 42 City Departments
  • Served as Federal Coordinator, appointed by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, for 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game, a Special Event Assessment Rating level 1



  • B.S. (Commerce) 1990, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
  • Graduate 1997, Polygraph Examiner Program, DOD Polygraph Institute, Anniston AL
  • Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program 2013, Senior Executive Management, Government Management,
  • American University School of Public Affairs, Washington DC



  • Executive Advisory Board Member, University of Southern California Safe Communities Member, Advisory Committee, University of California, Irvine Cybersecurity Research Institute
  • Collaborated with U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters in developing Institute in 2015, focused on legal, policy and technology issues in combatting cybercrime while protecting/enhancing privacy and civil liberties.
  • Research Institute Member, Nevada Technological Advisory Board, 2008–2010